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UN Human Rights Council Calls On U.S. to Enforce “Leahy Amendment”

The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday released its draft report on the first Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the U.S. human rights record. The report called for greater transparency and accountability in U.S. foreign military aid and programs. On Thursday, November 4, Gina Patnaik spoke at UN headquarters in Geneva, representing the Rachel Corrie Foundation in a side panel to the U.S. review, and called upon the U.S. Government to enforce two existing mechanisms for monitoring human rights abuses - the "Leahy Amendment," and the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.

GORDON DUFF: DOMINATION BY INSECTS, THE REAL “NEW WORLD ORDER”

THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE HIVE By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor "The age of openness and freedom we were promised is a lie, we live in...

MIDEAST CATHOLIC BISHOPS URGE UN TO END ISRAELI OCCUPATION

Catholic bishops in the Middle East urged the United Nations Saturday to end the Israeli occupation of Arab lands at the end...

What Ahmadinejad Isn’t Telling Us

TERROR CONFERENCE IN TEHRAN WILL FALL SHORT OF THE MARK

ALAN HART: OBAMA SPEAKS AT THE UN….GOODBYE TO PEACE

Obama speaks at the UN... Goodbye to peace By Alan Hart On marks out of ten for his speech to the UN on the subject of...

COL. EUGENE KHRUSHCHEV: UNAMA Devil’s Advocate: Part One

By Col. Eugene Khrushchev (ret.) STAFF WRITER/Editor UNAMA HR’s 2010 mid-year Report, “Protection of civilians in armed conflict” is an important milestone of the UN’s...

Public Enemy Number One, The American Press

Stealing America's Freedoms Like a Thief in the Night....

UN Special Rapporteur Calls for Full Flotilla Inquiry, All Records

From the Project on ExtraJudicialExecutions: Today, Professor Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, released a statement calling for any Israeli inquiry into...

Bennis and the Progress Report on Israel’s Massacre

Israel may believe she can do whatever she wants, wherever she wants. But this latest outrage will come at a political cost. Phyllis Bennis and...

Tourists Urged to Skip Morocco

Moroccan tourist officials may well boast of their luxury hotels designed to lure European and North American tourists but the regime of King Mohammed VI has much less to say about the hell-on-earth that is his prison system and of the torture of those inside.

KHALIL NOURI: AFGHANISTAN: KARZAI IN A BETRAYAL MODE

By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER/EDITOR VETERANS TODAY “All a man can betray is his conscience,” says Joseph Conrad, and there is...

McChrystal Brings Most Special Operations Under His Control

Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top American commander in Afghanistan, has brought most American Special Operations forces under his direct control for the first time, out of concern over continued civilian casualties and disorganization among units in the field.

4 Nabbed In Espionage at Office of Homeland Security Committee Member

a "Watergate" type attack on the Federal Building in New Orleans was thwarted when 4 "black bag" operatives, one the son of US Attorney, William J. Flannigan, whose offices were in the same building, were arrested "in the act."